About Somboon Legacy Foundation

An ethical hands-off elephant sanctuary        in Kanchanaburi, Thailand


Somboon Legacy Foundation is a Non-Government Organization (NGO), that takes care of old, ill, handicapped and rescued elephants and they have opened an interactive elephant museum for education. 


Our organization was founded on the 13th of March 2019, Thailand's National Elephant Day.

Our purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate elephants from a life of stress and exploitation.     


Currently, we are taking care of two beautiful elephants, Kammoon and Malee.


We offer ethical tours that provide insights into the nature and importance of these majestic animals. We want to be an example of the ethical change in the animal tourism industry, and we offer a completely hands-off experience for our visitors. Physical human contact is limited to the mahouts only (elephant caretakers).

We allow small groups with a maximum of 12 adult visitors in our elephant area to ensure that we don’t disturb the elephants. Children (accompanied by their parents) under the age of 13 can join free of charge, as the future of wildlife is in their hands.


Our goal is to let our elephants live and interact naturally, foraging in an area where they roam freely. We work together with the Mahidol Wildlife Hospital, who provide us with health care for the elephants.




We have partnered with The Legacy River Kwai Resort. The resort is a log-cabin property, perched on the bank of the River Kwai Noi.


On 120 acres (300 rai), amidst a mountainous range, green forest, and the sparkling River Kwai Noi, this green land and natural park-like resort is nestled, among a beautifully landscaped environment with meandering waterways.


The resort’s main goal is to incorporate a healthy living experience with nature.

They offer many facilities for relaxation, such as: 

Jacuzzi, sauna, herbal steam bath, solar bath, thermal bath and massages are available at extra costs.


We enjoy working together with the local community, who support us in taking care of the elephants by supplying us with banana trees and growing crops for us, such as bana grass, at a fair price.  


Somboon Legacy Foundation, where we bring humans, animals, and nature together.

Stay in the breath-taking 

Legacy River Kwai Resort                                    

Experience ultimate relaxation


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129 moo 2 Tambon Klondo, Amphoe Danmakamtia, Changwat Kanchanaburi 71260 Thailand

+66 (0)61 572 8761

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Photos by: Fotojeanique, William R. Photographies, Emmy Huvier, Sara Martin Sanchez, Nikki van Beijnum